One of the most thrilling moments artists experience involves the reuse of their songs by other artists. For them, this is an indication that they did such a good job with their rendition that other artists have been inspired by it. Simply put, this tells that they have created a song with impact.
This appears to hold true for Avril Lavigne. During an interview, Avril said that she was excited to listen to her song “I’m With You” being sampled in Rihanna’s song “Cheers (Drink to That)” from her latest album “Loud”. She added that it is one of her favorite songs; that she always love to include in her performance. She was impressed with Rihanna’s performance saying that she’s a great singer.
Why not a duet instead?
When asked why she was not invited over to come over the studio to sing it with Rihanna, Avril was told by the producers that the recording was already done. She said that when she listened to it, she was delighted. It didn’t present any issue, in other words.
“I’m With You” is part of Avril’s debut album, released back in 2002. The vocals from this track made a strong impression on Rihanna, compelling to include it in her own song. Using Avril’s song in the “Cheers” sampling is a clear recognition of Avril’s style in music. This particular song of Avril’s made it to the top 10 US chart. Accordingly, “Cheers (Drink to That)” is considered to be one of the most liked tracks on Rihanna’s latest album.
Commendation of each other
As an artist herself, Avril did not only get excited with the sampling of her song, she was also stunned by Rihanna’s own twist made on her vocals; both women share the same enthusiasm for music. On an interview, Rihanna said that she was just glad to use Avril’s song as a sample saying that it made a huge impact on the instrumental part; that if not for the “yeah, yeah, yeah’s”, the whole track would have sounded different.
Rihanna has also collaborated with other artists, such as Sean Paul Jay-Z, Chris Brown, Eminem and Maroon 5. Many fans were wondering what it would be like if Avril and Rihanna had performed a duet in “Cheers (Drink to That)”. If you liked the sampled version, just imaging how much you’d probably appreciate them singing together.
More On Avril
A comeback single will be released by Avril entitled “What the Hell”. This track was recently premiered on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Dick Clark. She described it as “more pop and up-tempo” while looking back at her old stuff. The singer/songwriter/fashion designer shared that in her next album, Goodbye Lullaby, her fans can expect a material that’s “more stripped and raw and a little deeper”.
The tracks included on the album are “I Love You”, “Push”, “Wish You Were Here”, “Stop Standing There”, and a whole lot more to look forward to! Some said that Avril’s failed marriage translated to this new album. Let’s just wait for the release.